Vortex tells the story of Turk Findley, the protagonist introduced in Axis, who is transported ten thousand years into the future by the mysterious entities called "the Hypotheticals." In this future humanity exists on a chain of planets connected by Hypothetical gateways; but Earth itself is a... show more
Vortex tells the story of Turk Findley, the protagonist introduced in Axis, who is transported ten thousand years into the future by the mysterious entities called "the Hypotheticals." In this future humanity exists on a chain of planets connected by Hypothetical gateways; but Earth itself is a dying world, effectively quarantined. Turk and his young friend Isaac Dvali are taken up by a community of fanatics who use them to enable a passage to the dying Earth, where they believe a prophecy of human/Hypothetical contact will be fulfilled. The prophecy is only partly true, however, and Turk must unravel the truth about the nature and purpose of the Hypotheticals before they carry him on a journey through warped time to the end of the universe itself.Vortex is thrilling and complex science fiction novel from Hugo Award-winning author Robert Charles Wilson.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Space Opera
, Time Travel
, Post Apocalyptic
, Hard Science Fiction
If you've read my other reviews, you'll know I liked the previous novels, Spin and Axis, a LOT. Sadly, I can't say the same of this final book in the Spin trilogy (this was not entirely unexpected, having read other reviews). It didn't have the same sensawunda for me as Spin and Axis did, nor did I ...
I've been a fan of Robert Charles Wilson for a couple of decades now, since 1992's A Hidden Place. I've enjoyed his generally understated, off-center and off-balance view of the world. So I picked up Spin soon after it came out. While I don't think Spin and its sequel Axis are his best work, they'r...
A fun trilogy. I really liked the idea of slowed time as a tool to use evolution to our advantage in Spin. The second book had a thought provoking bioethics issue at the heart. But all were page turners with a new type of alien, The Hypotheticals.
Asymptotic is the word that comes to mind with this book. It starts out gradually and builds momentum to a gush of revelations in the final chapter or two - the deus ex machina of the author's excellent [b:Spin|910863|Spin|Robert Charles Wilson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316636370s/910863.jpg|47...
Not his best, I think, but not bad at all. This is the third in a 3-book series, so it has some exposition to take care of. Wilson manages this through a couple of strategies--a framing narrative, a text within the framing narrative, a person out of his time element and his cultural translator, and ...